25. 七月 2018

Aachener Automobil Design Award (AADA) Presented for the First Time

(Left to right): Carolyn Schulteis (2nd place), Jan-Frederik Niehues (1st place), and Jan Rienäcker (2nd place) in front of the winning concept "EZRA"

Aachen, July 2018 – On July 18, 2018, the Aachener Automobil Design Award (AADA) was presented for the first time. This award, which will be regularly promoted by the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in the future, was endowed with 2,750 euros this year. The award is sponsored by FEV, the globally active provider of engineering services, and its subsidiary, Imperia, both headquartered in Aachen.

Students in the Design Department participated in a Design Study Program where they had to develop a comprehensive concept for a roadster of the future within one semester. In addition to the focus placed on the product design, students also had to take into account other aspects such as the technical components of the vehicle, including engine type and performance. Based on this, vehicle packaging, production and marketing were also developed. Design students received technical support from fellow students who are studying vehicle construction and aerospace technology.

Five judges, comprised of professors from the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and corporate representatives from FEV and Imperia, made a unanimous decision on the winner. Jan-Frederik Niehues was voted the winner, and his comprehensive roadster, “EZRA”, distinguished itself by successfully bringing the outer design of the roadster to the inside of the vehicle. The general design language, combined with innovative details, was considered very successful.

Additionally, Niehues’ presentation was well-received due to the strong likelihood of implementation. Niehues received the grand prize of 1,250 euros, and the second place spot was shared by two students, Carolyn Schulties and Jan Rienäcker, who each received a prize of 750 euros.

The experience that all participants have gathered over the past few months is priceless. Students especially enjoyed the strong connection to real-world design throughout the project. The insights from and collaboration with other areas of expertise, necessary for this type of concept development, were also seen as a positivegood preparation for the work world.

"We consider the award to be an important element of the higher education we provide, in order to support aspiring designers in finding themselves and exchanging with other disciplines. Learning from your mistakes and developing your own design instincts are essential in this regard," states Professor Manfred Wagner, AADA jury member from the Design Department at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. "After a successful beginning, we look forward to a rewarding continuation with our sponsors, FEV and Imperia, without which an implementation like this at our university would not have been possible. Theyhey also help us continue to strengthen the automotive center Aachen with regard to mobility design."

About Imperia
‘Engineered by Imperia’ is a synonym for engineering services with very high specialist expertise and commitment in the development of vehicle body systems and new vehicle concepts.

As a member of the globally active FEV Group, Imperia distinguishes itself with an extensive range of services and its own innovative products, especially in the execution of complex, technology-driven projects. Whether for the development of serial solutions or for the testing of new technologies, Imperia stands for the vision of shaping the automotive world of the future together with its customers and partners.

关于FEV

FEV不断挑战极限。
FEV是国际公认的跨领域和行业的创新领导者。Franz Pischinger教授将他在学术界和工程的背景与不断进步的伟大愿景相结合,奠定了基础。公司为全球最大的汽车OEM提供解决方案和战略咨询,并在整个交通和出行生态系统中为客户提供支持。

随着世界的不断发展,FEV也在不断发展。
这就是FEV将其技术和战略专业知识投入到其他领域的原因。将前瞻性思维应用于能源领域。软件和系统技术将使公司能够引领潮流,为每个人提供智能解决方案。FEV汇集了来自不同背景和专业最聪明的人,为当前和未来的挑战寻找新的解决方案。

但FEV不会止步于此。
展望未来,FEV将继续挑战极限,推动创新。FEV 在全球 40 多个地点拥有 ###EMPLOYEES## 名高素质员工,设计的解决方案不仅能满足当今的需求,还能满足未来的需求。最终,FEV不断发展,以可持续出行、能源和驱动一切的软件为基础,为合作伙伴,为员工和世界,打造一个更美好,更清洁的未来。
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